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Traumatic Brain Injury and Falls: Web Cast

Falls in the elderly population is an increasing problem as the U.S. population ages. Recent statistics furnished by the CDC confirm that one of the leading causes of traumatic brain injury are falls, especially in older adults.

A web cast is scheduled for Thursday, September 25, 2008 at 2:00 E$T - 3:00 EST to explore the issues of fall prevention and traumatic brain injuries.  The program is a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health.

The goals of this program are to:

1. Increase awareness and understanding of the impact that falls and fall injuries, especially traumatic brain injury (TBI), have among older adults and on our health care system, and

2. Promote a national dialogue on using evidence-based interventions in communities across the United States to prevent falls and fall injuries such as TBI among older adults.

Register today for the brain injury and fall web cast.



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